Matt Villano

Matt Villano
Title: Freelance writer
Education: Northwestern University, BSJ
Location: Healdsburg, California
Expertise: Family travel, Neurodivergence, Mental health

Matt Villano has been a full-time freelance writer for the last 25 years. In that time, he's penned pieces for publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, CNN, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, San Francisco magazine, and more. He has written and updated 16 guidebooks, including 13 about Las Vegas. He also is a prolific copywriter, helping brands with everything from marketing campaigns to blog posts. Villano keeps a family travel blog at Wandering Pod, and moonlights as an animated wine bottle named Matty Vino.

To me, "family" represents the people I choose to spend my life with. They are my closest confidantes, my teammates, my rocks.

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